School Psychology

Make a difference in a student’s life.

Develop the skills needed to succeed as a psychologist who advocates for social justice. You’ll learn proven methods to solve problems associated with the personal, social and emotional learning, and educational development of children of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities.

Emphasis is placed on integration of research and practice. You’ll explore the theoretical foundations of clinical and educational psychology and gain practical experience with students from all backgrounds. We welcome applicants from all across the country and the globe. We strive for a welcoming and supportive environment for all.

Impact Statement

School Psychology's commitment and mission to advance research, practice, policy and advocacy for education continues. In light of recurrent tragedies, we have a sharpened focus to reduce systemic racism and inequities in schools and communities across our nation. We must take affirmative action through active anti-racist work.

School Psychology Unified Anti-Racism Statement and Call to Action

Our graduates follow the concept of a continuum of care to provide the most effective evidence-based services for all individuals while acting as an advocate for change.

Graduates of both programs are eligible for certification as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP), following completion of coursework, an approved internship, and passing the National School Psychology Examination (Praxis II).  The NCSP credential is accepted by many state departments of education for licensure/certification as a school psychologist.

There is a growing demand for qualified school psychologists. Nearly 95% of our Ed.S. students go on to positions in public school settings, and we boast a 100% Ph.D. placement rate, with graduates in tenure-track faculty positions, clinical settings, and public schools.

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